I will never regret running my business; or the beautiful moments that came with it; the first time I ever made jewelry when I was 14, moving to California and opening an online shop, that first sale from my childhood best friend, collaborating with photographers and bloggers, the first time I sold out of the country to Canada, to eventually selling all over the world to places like France, Italy, The UK, The Netherlands, Costa Rica and my biggest customer base, Australia. Places I’ve always dreamed of traveling to! It’s meant so much being a part of other girl’s creativity.
Running my accessories line taught me so many things like business, social media, photography, marketing, digital art, and building a website from scratch; things many people my age don’t know how to do. I will take those skills with me in life… Currently my focus is reevaluating my dreams and seeing where I want to go in life. Each day I push myself out of my comfort zone and try new things on my Discovery list. Thankfully I didn’t give up accessory making completely and still sell here and there on my etsy shop to support this blog. It was a scary decision but I felt like I had no choice, I could no longer trick myself into thinking I was happy. Though I no longer know what to call myself or how to answer the question, “what do you do?” Maybe for now I’m just Zoe… yeah, Zoe. Basically I’m currently a jobless loser, and I’ve never been happier. Who knows, maybe my business and I will meet again in the future. But at the end of the day, I no longer see this as a sad thing; I see it as a new adventure.
This post was not written to get people to quit their jobs, or make unwise decisions. But I do want you to take steps in your life to live for joy and to chase after a life that’s muzic to your ears!
One thing I know for sure is that I love this blog, I love sharing my experiences and adventures. I know it will be a part of my journey of self-discovery. If only one of you found inspiration through this post, then the day I reinvented myself was worth it!
Have you ever reinvented yourself? Do you want to?
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